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Denmark: Copenhagen unveils first climate-change adapted neighborhood

Source(s):  Al Jazeera Satellite Network

If a megastorm hits Copenhagen, the residents of St. Kjeld - a Copenhagen neighborhood - will be ready, reports Aljazeera. “Climate change is a reality and we have to be prepared for floods, storms and rising sea levels,” says René Sommer Lindsay, the city official in charge of St. Kjeld’s transformation.

According to the report, even though a city like Mumbai - ranked by the World Bank as the world’s fifth most exposed to floods - may not be able to afford Copenhagen’s climate-change innovation, many others may as seven of the ten most exposed cities, including New York and Tampa, are located in developed countries. New York has set aside $20 billion to climate-change adaptation and is opting for flood walls, while the Dutch delta city of Rotterdam has designed a plan for floating neighborhoods. Several others, in turn, are experimenting with Copenhagen-style miniparks.



 
 
  • Publication date 26 Jan 2015

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